In it's editorial, the Herald observed,
Many of the nation’s largest law firms are defending detainees pro bono, including Wilmer Hale, Covington & Burling, and Pillsbury Winthrop. It’s what good, public-spirited law firms - and lawyers - do and have done since the very founding of this nation. It was, after all, John Adams who defended the British soldiers accused of killing Americans in the Boston Massacre. What is it about that long and proud tradition that Stimson doesn’t get?Even more offensive in my view, was the not so thinly veiled suggestion by Stimson that these same law firms might be taking terrorist money under the table to do their work.
Well, the dumb ass got his due.
From the AP,
Sinclair Lewis famously observed, "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
....[DoD] spokesman Bryan Whitman said Charles "Cully" Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, told him on Friday that he had made his own decision to resign and was not asked to leave by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Stimson said he was leaving because of the controversy over a radio interview in which he said he found it shocking that lawyers at many of the nation's top law firms represent detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.
For those of us who follow the news, we see examples of this every day. This resignation is a win for the good guys.